Khaled Hosseini

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Birthday
4, 1965
Birthplace
Kabul, Afghanistan
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1965 (age 54)
Birthplace
Kabul, Afghanistan

About

Afghan-born author of the bestselling novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. His third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, was published in 2013.

Before Fame

He grew up in Afghanistan, Iran, and France before moving to the United States at age fifteen. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego and worked for a decade as a physician.

Trivia

His novel The Kite Runner became immensely popular, spending more than three months on The New York Times bestseller list.

Family Life

He and his four siblings are the children of Muslim diplomat Nasser Hosseini. Khaled Hosseini and his wife, Roya, settled in Northern California with their children, Farah and Haris.

Associated With

His novel The Kite Runner was adapted into a 2007 film directed by Marc Forster.